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Re: S.M.A.R.T. messages - what do they mean



René Seindal said:
> I just got these messages from smartmontools on my laptop.  I checked
> the logs because the disk make a weird sound.
>
> Device: /dev/hda, Failed SMART usage Attribute: 193 Load_Cycle_Count.
> Device: /dev/hda, Failed SMART usage Attribute: 193 Load_Cycle_Count.
> Device: /dev/hda, SMART Usage Attribute: 191 G-Sense_Error_Rate changed
> from 99 to 98
> Device: /dev/hda, Failed SMART usage Attribute: 193 Load_Cycle_Count.
>
> I have had the Load_Cycle_Count messages before, but I have never been
> able to figure out what they mean, in spite of much googling.
>
> What do these messages mean and do I need to buy a new harddisk?
>

S.M.A.R.T. -> Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology

Googling for the full name returns lots of good results like this one:
http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/perf/qual/featuresSMART-c.html

Sorry I've never looked into error messages from S.M.A.R.T. enabled disks,
so I can't help you with the rest without doing as much reading as you'll
probably need to do.

-- 
Jacob
Trying out SquirrelMail



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